A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world
Ismail, Edna Adan
  • Item Type: Book - 618.2 ISMA
  • Published: 2019
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The astonishing story of a daughter, campaigner, First Lady and nurse SIMPLY A MIDWIFE is the inspirational story of a remarkable daughter, nurse and First Lady. The indomitable Edna Adan Ismail survived imprisonment, persecution, and civil war to become a pioneering politician, a leading light in the World Health Organisation, and a global campaigner for women's rights. The eldest child of an overworked doctor in the British Protectorate of Somaliland, Edna was the first midwife in Somaliland, she campaigned tirelessly for better healthcare for women and fought for women on a global stage as the first female Foreign Minister of her country. But mixing with presidents and princes, she still never forgot her roots and continued to deliver children and train midwives - a role she has to this day. At 81 years old, she still runs what is hailed as the Horn of Africa's finest university hospital where she trains future generations and still delivers babies. After all - as she puts it - she is 'simply a midwife.'

Related Subjects

Midwives--British Somaliland--Biography.
Women politicians--British Somaliland--Biography.
Politicians--British Somaliland--Biography.

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Ferntree Gully Library Book 618.2 ISMA On Loan - Due 01-10-2020
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ISBN:

9780008305352 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Ismail, Edna Adan,

Title:

A woman of firsts : the midwife who built a hospital and changed the world / Edna Adan Ismail ; with Wendy Holden ; with assistance from Lee Cassanelli.

Publication Info:

London : HQ, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

322 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), map, 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"The Muslim Mother Teresa" --Front cover.

Personal subject:

Ismail, Edna Adan.

Subject term:

Midwives--British Somaliland--Biography.

Subject term:

Women politicians--British Somaliland--Biography.

Subject term:

Politicians--British Somaliland--Biography.

Genre index term:

Autobiographies.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Holden, Wendy,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Cassanelli, Lee V., 1946-

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